The Best U.S. Smartphones of 2021 so Far

The Best U.S. Smartphones of 2021 so Far

From the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 to the Moto G Power, and the iPhone 13 Pro to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, we’ve seen plenty of powerful smartphones hit the market this year. Some of the outstanding features in 2021 include under-display selfie cameras, 5G compliant processors, LiDAR cameras, 108MP sensors, and a 144Hz refresh rate. 

Keep reading to learn about the most recent phone releases:

1. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

This phone was announced in August 2021, and released just a few weeks later. It has a durable design and water-resistant exterior, making it 80% tougher than previous models. The phone also supports multitasking with a 120Hz refresh rate and 7.6-inch display. The under-display camera disappears when not in use, giving you the most screen space possible. One of the best smartphones of 2021, this model is popular worldwide. Its current market price in the United States is $1,799 USD.

2. iPhone 13 Pro

Launched in September 2021, this model boasts a textured matte glass back and Apple’s Ceramic Shield front. The rounded corners of the device give it a seamless and elegant look. The display has a refresh rate of 120Hz and the screen is covered with a scratch-resistant oleophobic coating. Its average price in the U.S. market is $999.00 USD.

3. Moto G Power

A very common phone brand nowadays, Moto announced this new model in January 2021. This phone is designed with a plastic back, glass front, and aluminum frame. It has a water repellant design to prevent the phone from damage resulting from accidental splashes and spills. The battery can last for up to three days on a full charge, making it great for people on the go. It has a triple 48MP camera system capable of taking stunning photos. With a 6.6 inch HD display, you can watch movies or take video calls with ease. It goes for $179.99 in USD.

4. Google Pixel 4A

The Google Pixel 4A was launched back in August 2020. It is especially well known for its camera, which is capable of taking photos even in low-light conditions. The battery can last up to about 24 hours. The screen resolution is 1080 by 2340 pixels, and the display is about 5.8 inches tall. You can choose either a Blue or Black color, and also choose between two models, the G025J and the GA02099. Mostly used in the United States, it costs about $349.99 USD.

5. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung launched this phone in January 2021. With a large display almost 7 inches tall, this phone is perfect for streaming videos or playing games. The design is durable with a glass exterior that is both dust and water resistant. The screen resolution is 1440 by 3200 pixels, allowing you to view crisp and clear images. This smartphone starts at about $784 USD. 

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